Bow-Tie Pasta with Ham, Leeks and Peas

Bow-Tie Pasta with Ham, Leeks and Peas Recipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps


A box of pasta, fresh veggies and some leftover deli ham is all you need to make Bow-Tie Pasta with Ham, Leeks and Peas. This family-pleasing meal is table-ready in just under 30 minutes.


Serves: 4

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Recipe Time

Prep: 11 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 685
Fat 29 g
Satfat 15 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 82 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Sodium 908 mg


Salt and pepper
12 ounces bow-tie pasta (farfalle)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 leek, white and light green parts, chopped
2 cups frozen peas
1 cup half-and-half
4 ounces deli ham, chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan


1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente, about 10 minutes or as package label directs.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add leek and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add peas and half-and-half and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in ham. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Add pasta to skillet along with cheese and toss to coat, adding cooking water as necessary to moisten. Serve immediately with extra Parmesan on the side.